Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike, claims that when communities support the government, more development projects are attracted, which is preferable than monetary presents.
Wike said the project is another fulfillment of a promise made to them during the inauguration of Tombia Road Extension in Obio-Akpor on Thursday.
The governor also thanked the people of Rumueme community in Obio/Akpor Local Government Area for their support for the Peoples Democratic Party, which is controlled by the Rivers State Government, in a statement issued by his media adviser, Kelvin Ebiri.
“One of the communities that have always supported the PDP is the Rumueme community. It is a community that when they say they’re with you, they’re with you.
“And to God be the glory, they have seen the fruit for supporting PDP. The Law School is in Rumueme community. What support can you need; facilities can bring out the name of a community.
“If the Nigerian Law School opens tomorrow, Rumueme will be a household name all over Nigeria. It is not only money that you get and you think you have got a dividend. But the name alone that so and so institution, or establishment is in your community, money cannot buy it,” he explained.
Governor Wike emphasized the importance of people understanding that government is more than just making promises; it also includes a commitment to follow through on those commitments.
The governor believes that holding politicians accountable for what they say and do is the greatest approach to ensure that those promises are kept.
Furthermore, he claims, will prevent such politicians from later offering reasons for failing to honor their pledges when another opportunity forces them to seek new political support.
Enugu State Governor, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, who performed the inauguration, stated that the strategic and high-utility road is located in the heart of the Port Harcourt metropolis.
Governor Wike, according to Ugwuanyi, is a source of tremendous pride for the PDP and represents the best of the best in project delivery, adding that he inspires great faith in the country’s constitution and democracy.
Before the rehabilitation and dualisation of the Tombia Extension Road, Rivers State Commissioner for Works, Elloka Tasie-Amadi, said it was a 6.5-metre wide single carriageway with open drains, no sidewalks, and no lamps.
Relatively, he indicated today that it is a dual carriageway with 7.3 meter wide lanes in each directions, separated by a median.